Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was recently traded to the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional late-round draft pick. In the wake left behind, Winslow apparently trashed the place he was renting before moving out.
The lawsuit alleges that the residence's expensive rugs and carpeting were covered in dog poop and urine, also leaving burn marks on the outdoor furniture. Winslow is also accused of shorting the owners on the final months rent and leaving almost $3,000 in unpaid utility bills.
"Every corner of the home was damaged," according to the claim obtained by the San Diego Union-Tribune. "The house was overpowered with a putrid stench of animal waste."
Winslow's attorney, Brian Watkins, called the lawsuit "a shakedown of a professional athlete." He said Winslow was hardly ever at the home and Winslow's pregnant wife had lived there with her mother and a housekeeper. "They want to portray it as though Kellen Winslow had a fraternity of football friends partying," Watkins said.